Mohamed Mahfooz

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Why Some of Us Dread Going on Vacation

There is a paradox around vacations. We all know that it is important to get away from the office periodically. Time away from work gives you a chance to relax, to reduce stress, renew your ties with your family, and to get away from problems you have struggled with so that you can think about them …

The Rise And Future Of The New York Startup Ecosystem

Like many who have been active in the New York startup ecosystem over the past decade, I am optimistic about its future. The last 10 years have seen an increasing number of startup successes in New York.<p>Shutterstock, Tumblr, AppNexus, Gilt Groupe, MongoDB, Etsy, Buddy Media, Warby Parker, …

GOLDMAN: Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Can't Say The Stock Market Is A Bubble

This discrepancy has more and more people freaked out that the stock market might be in a bubble.<p>Yes, stock market valuations may be getting pricey .<p>But Goldman Sachs' Sharmin Mossavar-Rahmani and Brett Nelson don't think stocks are in a bubble.<p>They think bubble-like conditions exist when the price …

The Ideas that Shaped Management in 2013

It’s always tempting at this time of year to try to make a definitive list of the best ideas from the past 12 months. But then we end up debating what counts as best — important? useful? original? all three? — and compiling extremely long lists, struggling to shorten them, and over-thinking it all, …

The Management Myths Hurting Your Business

<b>Freek Vermeulen</b> of London Business School explains how best practices become bad practices. He is the author of <i>Business Exposed: The Naked Truth About What Really Goes on in the World of Business</i>.<p>SARAH GREEN: Welcome to the HBR IdeaCast from Harvard Business Review. I’m Sarah Green. I’m talking …

15 Ways To Make Much Better Decisions

After Stephen Elop took over as CEO of Nokia a couple of years back one of his most dramatic interventions was the burning platform memo. The key sentence in the tetchy, to say the least, email that Elop sent to Nokia staff in February 2011, was this: “We poured gasoline on our own burning …

How to Turn Employees Into Value Shoppers for Health Care

Here in the U.S., we fret that our health care system costs too much. We pay too much for diagnostic imaging, drugs, laboratory tests, surgical procedures, and almost everything else. But, given the structure of health insurance, the question should not be “Why are prices so high?” The question …

Forget Business Plans; Here’s How to Really Size Up a Startup

If you want to really understand a firm’s strategy—whether it’s a start up or Fortune 500 firm–you need only two documents: the compensation plan and the pricing plan.<p>Forget about business plans, PowerPoint presentations, executive speeches, media interviews, strategy memos, or org charts. Forget …

The Three Decisions You Need to Own

CEOs face countless decisions. The best executives understand which ones they need to focus on and which ones they can delegate. While the obvious decisions that CEOs need to get right involve strategy and competitive advantage, too many executives delegate away three critical decisions that they …